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Safeguarding the industry

The construction equipment industry is going through a never-seen before sales scenario as the volume witnessed a steep fall of 70 per cent in April-June 2020 quarter, as per the findings of the CRISIL Research.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA rescheduled to February 2021

Bauma CONEXPO INDIA, the international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles, has been rescheduled to February 23-26, 2021 in Gurugram/New Delhi

Solving Big Challenge

A W 210i and W 2100 precisely milled the spillway chute of the Oroville Dam, the highest dam in the USA. In this process, the milling contractor also benefited from cold milling specialist Wirtgen’s application experience in steep gradient milling.

ACE ties up with Doosan for premium MHE

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) has joined hands with Doosan Corporation, a Korean multinational conglomerate, to represent their ‘Industrial Vehicle’- MHE Segment in India

VECV introduces connected vehicle solution

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) announced a giant step towards modernising the CV industry with its industry-first proposition of 100 per cent connected vehicles across its entire product portfolio

German group orders 17 new Grove all-terrain cranes

Germany’s MAXIKraft Group has placed a major order with Manitowoc for 17 new Grove all-terrain cranes, the first six of which were delivered at the end of June

Talbert Manufacturing offers 55-ton travelling axle trailer

Talbert Manufacturing offers the 5553TA travelling axle trailer for optimum versatility and productivity

Liebherr delivers 100,000th truck mixer

Liebherr handed over its 100,000th truck mixer in spring 2020, an HTM 905, which was picked up by the company Heinz Transportbeton Ingolstadt GmbH & Co KG

Mecalac swing loader transforms mobility

With the unique ability to pivot its bucket 90 degrees to either side, the AS1600 represent a departure from traditional wheel loader design for superior performance on any jobsite

Registration and driving licence not needed for road making machines: MoRTH

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has clarified that the heavy road making machinery is not a motor vehicle, and is not covered under MV Act.

Tata Motors introduces next-gen digital solution

Tata Motors announced the launch of Tata Motors Fleet Edge – a next-generation connected vehicle solution that enables fleet management, with informed decision making.

Welspun One to set up 110-acre warehousing project in Bhiwandi

Designed to global standards and Green Building Certification requirements, the project is positioned to become a key asset in the hub of Mumbai’s warehousing market.

New self-service concrete plant

Liebherr is starting sales of the new self-service concrete plant. Its market launch will commence in summer 2020. The new plant will offer quick and easy access to high quality concrete.

New WingMAX for XXL rotor blades

Faymonville has introduced the new WingMAX trailers for safe movement of XXL elements. Rotor blades are an elementary component of a wind turbine.

GALLOCK® - complete safety under heavy vibrations

Gala Precision Engineering announced the successful development and distribution of wedge lock washer GALLOCK®. These washers are used to safely secure bolted joints exposed to heavy vibrations and dynamic load.

BEARING IT ALL!

Unlike passenger vehicles, when it comes to construction equipment applications bearings should be compatible with loads and harsh working conditions. Construction and mining are mostly encountered with dust, mud, and huge loads. Bearings for construction and mining applications must be rugged enough to bear these extreme conditions. For such conditions, the various ranges of bearings like cylindrical roller bearings, spherical roller bearings, tapered roller bearings, plain bearings and slew ring bearings are used as per the application within the equipment. Such bearings will provide longer life and higher efficiency to the equipment and machinery. With customers now looking for more than just a bearing supplier, most of the bearing manufacturers are looking forward to improving the product features to live up to the expectation from customers. In any industry segment, be it is automobile, power, or industrial machinery, the concept of lightweighting is fast gaining momentum as it leads to fuel saving, resulting in overall economy. Customers would need more reliable systems as they are not only looking at bearings, but also sub-assembly systems such as housings, lubricants, and additional components like seals. Different equipment will require different application requirements. Considering this, bearings manufacturers are also focusing on customising their products. The Special Focus section elaborates more on the bearings for CE applications. Automation plays a major role in the productivity and efficiency of a system or process. Painting is a major part of construction equipment manufacturing process. One of the significant areas to maximise availability in construction equipment manufacturing plant is the paint shop. Paint provides aesthetic value and boosts physical properties of equipment. It offers durability, resistance against corrosion, adds mechanical protection, and guards against weather conditions, since equipment are typically deployed in all terrains and conditions. Edge Controller from B&R helps to monitor paint shops, increase efficiency and provides transparency. The Technology elaborates on the automation solution in paint shop. Another Technology highlighted is that Siemens and IBM announced the availability of a new solution designed to optimise the Service Lifecycle Management of assets. The new solution establishes an end-to-end digital thread between equipment manufacturers and the owner/operators of that equipment.

True Digitalisation of Underground Mining

With new innovative technology, Mobilaris Mining & Civil Engineering and Epiroc take digitalisation of mining operations to the next level. So far, the result has been double-digit productivity increases, higher efficiency, and increased safety for the mining industry. Hans Wahlquist writes.

Puncture-proof Tyres for Underground Mining

Trident has developed a complete range of TRAXTER branded solid tyres specially designed for underground mining.

Telehandler technology has evolved over the years

Over the years, people have started understanding the versatility of telehandlers and therefore the demand has grown across sectors. Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India, shares more on the market opportunities for telehandlers.

Can Mobile Cranes Lift the Mood?

Mobile cranes in India have transformed into safer and productive with changing design and new features to meet the upcoming demands from the user market. In the current scenario, can these developments in mobile cranes lift the market sentiments?

Govt proposes to defer new emission norms

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has invited suggestions and comments from all stake holders on the proposed amendment in the Motor Vehicle Draft rules for deferment of BS-IV emission norms for construction equipment vehicles, tractors and harvesters.

Tata Motors provides holistic support to transport ecosystem

Tata Motors has been comprehensively supporting the transport ecosystem to ensure all necessary supplies remain uninterrupted and seamless, nationwide.

Policy: Defer Bs-iv & Bring in Scrappage

Given the grievous COVID-19 pandemic impacting the overall economic activities in the country, various industry organisations had sought government support by way of financial stimulus and other policy-related initiatives.

Bridgestone India introduces contactless tyre servicing

Bridgestone India announced the launch of contactless tyre servicing platform called ‘Bridgestone Bookmyservice’

Govt proposes to defer new emission norms for CE vehicles

MoRTH has invited suggestions from all stake holders on the proposed amendment in the MV Draft rules for deferment of BS-IV emission norms for CE vehicles, tractors and harvesters

Liebherr mobile construction crane in electric operation

The Liebherr MK 88 Plus has been in service at Krandienst Kunze since April 2019

Challenging Terrain

The hydraulic excavator market in India has been impacted by the slowdown after the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

Hyundai CE partners with KT

Hyundai Construction Equipment (Hyundai CE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with KT to introduce information and communication technologies (ICT) on its range of forklifts.

DICV to expand production at Chennai facility

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Tamil Nadu to invest Rs 22.77 billion at its Oragadam plant.

VECV resumes manufacturing in seven plants

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) announced the resumption of manufacturing operations in seven of its plants in the country. These plants located in Pithampur, Dewas, and Baggad in Madhya Pradesh and Thane in Maharashtra have resumed lean operations after the required permissions were granted by the state government.

New self-service concrete plant from Liebherr

Liebherr is starting sales of the new self-service concrete plant. Its market launch will commence in summer 2020.

Tata Motors provides holistic support to transport ecosystem

Tata Motors has been comprehensively supporting the transport ecosystem to ensure all necessary supplies remain uninterrupted and seamless, nationwide

AcuSense technology for warehouse monitoring

Prama Hikvision has introduced a video monitoring system with accurate trespassing alerts on the detection of a human intrusion event inside a warehouse

New WingMAX for XXL rotor blades

Faymonville has introduced the new WingMAX trailers for safe movement of XXL elements

DICV to expand production at Chennai facility

DICV signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Tamil Nadu.

Hyundai CE partners with KT

Hyundai Construction Equipment (Hyundai CE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with KT

ATS ELGi launches vehicle sterilisation solutions

ATS ELGi announced the launch of its new range of vehicle sterilisation solutions.

Biggest is the Best

Patel Infrastructure acquired the world's largest concrete paver from Wirtgen Group. The 18.75 m full paving width paver is currently working at the Vadodara-Kim Expressway project.

Tata Motors extends supporting measures to customers worldwide

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tata Motors has extended the warranty for its commercial vehicles customers worldwide.

VECV extends support to fight COVID-19 pandemic

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) has actively participated in the relief activities across India to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

SAMIL introduces online vehicle trading platform

Shriram Automall India (SAMIL) has been prompted by the COVID 19 impact to shift to customer-friendly digital solutions including the launch of online vehicle trading platform, MySAMIL app to win over the business threat during India lockdown.

Volvo Group, Daimler Truck form JV

Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group have signed a preliminary non-binding agreement to establish a new joint venture (JV).

VECV resumes manufacturing operations in seven plants

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) announced the resumption of manufacturing operations in seven of its plants in the country.

VECV resumes manufacturing operations in seven plants

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) announced the resumption of manufacturing operations in seven of its plants in the country.

Tata Motors extends supporting measures to customers worldwide

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tata Motors has extended the warranty for its commercial vehicles customers worldwide.

Taking Machine Control to Next Level

The improvements in the Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform Version 2.0 are designed to enable faster ROI, increased productivity and decreased training time for operators.

Driving Forklifts Made Safer

Multi-camera system receives collision warning upgrade for more precise vehicle manoeuvering.

High Speed for Mobile Equipment

Off-highway and mobile machinery industries are looking for a next-generation fieldbus satisfying all industry requirements along with providing an enhanced performance.

The long-term growth for construction equipment is intact

India's infrastructure sector is poised to grow significantly with the increasing demand for development of key infrastructure projects.

Tech-Knowledgy The Way Forward

New-generation technologies can lead the construction equipment industry to newer heights in efficiency and productivity.

Our products are intelligent and connected

With one of the six global innovation centres in India and the presence of modern manufacturing set ups here, Eaton is committed to the development of Indian market.

We are future emission ready with our products and equipped our network

Ashok Leyland is the market leader in agricultural harvester combine segment and has significant presence in industrial equipment market across applications.

There is a general shift in the construction industry approach in accepting newer technologies

Aproaching newer technologies means higher profit, efficiency, productivity, and reduced cost.

Filter market is expected to witness exponential growth

Construction and mining equipment need robust and high-performance filter solutions.

Reducing equipment damage at loading dock

Many forklift operators travel across conventional dock levelers more than 100,000 times each year.

OTR Tyre Market Insights

The OTR tyre industry in India is anticipated to exhibit significant growth by 2025, if the government targets to complete all the planned projects within the desired time frame, writes Karan Chechi.

Rolls-Royce, ASI Mining to optimise MTU engines

Rolls-Royce and ASI Mining have agreed to ensure compatibility of MTU engines and ASI's Mobius command and control software for autonomous vehicles.

Hardox lightweight concrete mixer

Cubic3 Direct, a dealer for concrete machinery and special vehicles, and KCP Heavy Industries, a South Korean manufacturer, have worked with Volvo Trucks dealer MC

John Deere launches compact track loader

John Deere introduced 333G compact track loader with SmartGrade at the Conexpo 2020. According to the company, for the first time a fully integrated grade control technology will be available on compact equipment.

Eicher Launches BS-VI Range

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) unveiled its entire BS-VI range of trucks and buses across 4.9-55 T tagged with Eicher's BS-VI solution, EUTECH6.

Bracing for Future Opportunities

The engine is the heart of a vehicle or an equipment. So, engines play an important role in the successful operations of the equipment.

Engineering Growth

The growth prospects of off-highway diesel engines market is obvious in the coming years as the infrastructure equipment will play a major role in the infrastructure creation in the country.

SAMIL introduces online vehicle trading platform

Shriram Automall India (SAMIL) has been prompted by the COVID 19 impact to shift to customer-friendly digital solutions including the launch of online vehicle trading platform, MySAMIL app to win over the business threat during India lockdown.

ACMA seeks relief measures for component industry to withstand COVID 19 impact

The impact of coronavirus over the industry, people and the economy is a grave concern.

Trimble Announces New Platform as a Service for Construction Technology

Trimble announced today the Trimble? Platform as a Service, an offering that gives contractors the ability to purchase select civil construction hardware and software solutions and continually upgrade those solutions with the latest innovations from Trimble.

Rolls-Royce, ASI Mining to optimise MTU engines for autonomous operations

Rolls-Royce and ASI Mining have agreed to ensure compatibility of MTU engines and ASI?s Mobius command and control software for autonomous vehicles.

Development of Hardox lightweight volumetric concrete mixer

Cubic3 Direct, a dealer for concrete machinery and special vehicles, and KCP Heavy Industries, a South Korean manufacturer, have worked with Volvo Trucks dealer MC Truck

Donaldson introduces protective venting for vehicle powertrains

Donaldson Company introduced a new vent to help protect vehicle powertrain enclosures from contaminants and pressure stress.

Eicher Trucks & Buses opens new 3S dealership in Bengaluru

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles, inaugurated its new 3S (Sales, Service & Spares) dealership facility in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Government plans to set up 13th major port

The Union Cabinet has given its "in-principle" approval for setting up a major port at Vadhavan near Dahanu in Maharashtra. The total cost of the project will be around Rs 655.45 billion.

Manitowoc unveils Grove GRT8120 rough-terrain crane

Manitowoc Cranes has unveiled its latest rough-terrain crane: the Grove GRT8120. The latest in the GRT line of rough-terrain cranes, the Grove GRT8120 will be on display at Conexpo 2020 in March, and it is one of the six brand-new cranes that the company is introducing at the show, along with several others making their North American debuts.

Auto Expo 2020 Components

Around 400 companies launched over 1,200 new products, which exhibits the preparedness of component industry to support the transformation in automotive space.

ACMA Aftermarket Expo in Patna

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body representing the interest of the Indian auto component manufacturers, announced the first edition of the ACMA Aftermarket Expo in Patna.

Eicher launches its BS-VI solution

VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, (VECV) unveiled its entire BS-VI range of trucks and buses across 4.9-55T tagged with Eicher?s innovative BSVI solution - EUTECH6.

SAMIL Utsav attracts over 30,000 customers in 90 cities

Shriram Automall India (SAMIL), backed by Shriram Group and MXC Solutions celebrated SAMIL Utsav on its ninth business anniversary by conducting over 90 physical bidding events in 90 tier I, II, and III cities in a single day across India.

Manitowoc unveils Grove GRT8120 rough-terrain crane

Manitowoc Cranes has unveiled its latest rough-terrain crane: the Grove GRT8120. The latest in the GRT line of rough-terrain cranes, the Grove GRT8120 will be on display at Conexpo 2020 in March, and it is one of the six brand-new cranes that the company is introducing at the show, along with several others making their North American debuts.

Eicher Trucks & Buses opens new 3S dealership in Bengaluru

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles, inaugurated its new 3S (Sales, Service & Spares) dealership facility in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Hindustan Zinc partners with FarEye to build digital control tower

India's largest and the world's second-largest zinc-lead miner, Hindustan Zinc (HZL) has partnered with FarEye, a SaaS-based predictive logistics platform, to reduce dependency on manual processes, enhance logistics efficiency and mitigate risks.

Tata Motors to roll out all-new product portfolio

Tata Motors is all set to roll out a product offensive in 2020. The company announced that it will commence the introduction of its all-new BSVI range of products with passenger vehicles, starting from January 2020.

Neal Manufacturing updates full line to Tier 4 Final

Neal Manufacturing, a division of Blastcrete Equipment and a leader in asphalt pavement preservation equipment, announced that all its machines are Tier 4 Final compliant, including the DA 350 dual sealcoat applicator and high-volume road maintenance vehicle.

Kubota unveils prototype electric mini excavator

Kubota Corporation unveiled prototype of electric mini excavator at a new product exhibition held in Kyoto City.

Technology rules the roost at Auto Expo 2020 Components

The 15th edition of Auto Expo 2020 Components organised jointly by Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), concluded successfully on February 9.

Digital Push in infra equipment

Construction equipment with digital and IoT technologies are driving smart planning and execution of projects in the country. This is expected to push the efficiency and productivity at project execution.

We are looking at positive growth this year

Gulf Oil has been in the oil and lubricants business catering to commercial vehicles and two-wheelers.

Driving Construction of New Istanbul Airport

The power of the Wirtgen Group is driving the construction of the biggest airport in the world: plants and machines from Wirtgen, V?gele, Hamm and Benninghoven are playing a vital part in the construction of the "New Istanbul Airport".

Govt to set up 13th major port

The Union Cabinet has given its ?in-principle? approval for setting up a major port at Vadhavan near Dahanu in Maharashtra. The total cost of the project will be around Rs 655.45 billion.

Donaldson introduces protective venting for vehicle powertrains

Donaldson Company, Inc, a leading worldwide manufacturer of filtration products and solutions, introduced a new vent to help protect vehicle powertrain enclosures from contaminants and pressure stress.

VECV sells 5,544 units in January 2020

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) recorded sales of 5,544 units in January 2020 as compared to 5,906 units in January 2019, recording a decline of 6.1 per cent. This includes 5,388 units of Eicher brand and 156 units of Volvo brand.

Mahindra BLAZO X range receive BS6 homologation certificate

Mahindra Truck and Bus (MTB) received the BS6 homologation certification for its BLAZO X heavy commercial vehicle range from the Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT).

Kubota unveils prototype electric tractor and mini excavator

Kubota Corporation unveiled prototypes of electric tractors and electric mini excavators, which are currently under development, at a new product exhibition held in Kyoto City.

B&B Attachments to exhibit at UK Concrete Show

B&B Attachments, the UK?s leading specialists in the design and manufacture of bespoke forklift truck attachment solutions, will exhibit its K320, PowerMount and FBH05 Beam Grab attachments from its BlockMaster range at the UK Concrete Show during March 25 and 26, 2020.

IndianOil inks pact with Cummins for DEF bulk dispensing

IndianOil has signed an agreement with Cummins Technologies India for bulk dispensing of IndianOil?s Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), branded as IOC ClearBlue, in their advanced engines with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems.

Hindustan Zinc partners with FarEye to build digital control tower

India?s largest and the world?s second-largest zinc-lead miner, Hindustan Zinc (HZL) has partnered with FarEye, a SaaS-based predictive logistics platform, to reduce dependency on manual processes, enhance logistics efficiency and mitigate risks.

Neal Manufacturing updates full line to Tier 4 Final

Neal Manufacturing, a division of Blastcrete Equipment and a leader in asphalt pavement preservation equipment, announced that all their machines are Tier 4 Final compliant, including the DA 350 dual sealcoat applicator and high-volume road maintenance vehicle.

Tata Motors to roll out all-new product portfolio

Tata Motors is all set to roll out a product offensive in 2020. The company announced that it will commence the introduction of its all-new BSVI range of products with passenger vehicles, starting from January 2020.

Volvo Trucks is shifting gears and focussing on driving customer success

Over the last 20 years, through our high-technology innovative products and services solutions, Volvo Trucks has been driving progress in the Indian market.

We expect to see a positive turn in volumes

Tata Motors has been at the forefront of constantly innovating and defining the market with new technologies and categories.

Radialisation is the future

BKT is the one of world's leading tyre manufacturers that is fully dedicated to off-highway tyre manufacturing.

Eaton launches 4 hydraulic products

Eaton also announced the introduction of four new hydraulic products for the Indian market - X70 closed circuit piston and plug in motor, steering unit 5SQ, Eaton spiral hose EC640 and cast iron piston motor 743XX.

Mahindra displays BLAZO X tipper range

Mahindra Truck and Bus displayed its range of tippers at the Excon 2019. These tippers are best suited for construction related applications.